Academics who study the music of diverse cultures will gather at UT this week to explore a variety of themes, from the impact of tourism on music to the role of music in psychological health.
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center News
Four recent campus construction and renovation projects have been nominated for 2014 People’s Choice Awards by the American Institute of Architects, East Tennessee Chapter. The community is encouraged to vote online for their favorite by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28.
Tennessee’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center with the second-highest design honor in the state.
US Senator Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey, along with three other couples, have given UT the original manuscript of “Tennessee Waltz” to be displayed prominently in the university’s new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. Alexander presented the lead sheet to Haslam today before playing “Tennessee Waltz” on the piano for her and a gathering of the music center’s supporters at the building’s dedication.
Today Natalie L. Haslam, a philanthropist and ardent UT supporter, helped dedicate the new music building named in her honor—a state-of-the art addition to the campus that will showcase UT’s talented musicians and world-class faculty. Haslam and her husband, Jim Haslam, joined Governor Bill Haslam, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT President Joe DiPietro, US Senator Lamar Alexander, other state and local officials, and alumni to celebrate the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, the new home of the UT School of Music.
The Chattanoogan did a wrap-up of UT’s new facilities including the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, RecSports Complex, and the John D. Tickle Engineering Building. “If you are a University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate and have not been to campus in a while, you might think you are in the Emerald City, not Big Orange Country, during your next visit,” wrote reporter John Shearer.
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center as part of its roundup of new campus buildings nationwide that opened to students this fall. Read the story here.
Metro Pulse profiled UT’s new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center and its many amenities in this article.
The News Sentinel’s editorial board praised UT for the opening of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center and called it the university’s “premier showcase structure for this fall and for the foreseeable future.” The building opens to students Aug. 21. Read the complete editorial here.
UT debuted the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on Wednesday. Numerous local and national media outlets featured stories about the four-floor, 123,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. Here is a sampling of the media outlets that covered the building’s opening: Austin American-Statesman Cincinnati Enquirer Denver Business Journal Kansas City Star Knoxville News Sentinel Lexington Herald-Leader Miami Herald Newsday